Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta swears in the members of the Judicial Integrity Board (JIB), which will further strengthen integrity and prevent corruption in the Judiciary. The JIB is composed of (from right) Supreme Court Associate Justice (Ret.) and Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) Vice Chancellor Romeo Callejo, Sr. as Chair; SC Associate Justice (Ret.) and former Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Governing Board Chair Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez as Vice-Chair; and Court of Appeals Justice (Ret.) Sesinando Villon, Sandiganbayan Justice (Ret.) Rodolfo Ponferrada, and Court of Tax Appeals Justice (Ret.) Cielito Mindaro-Grulla as members.
Justices Callejo and Gutierrez will serve in the JIB for three years and two years, respectively. Justices Villon, Ponferrada, and Mindaro-Grulla will serve for three years, two years, and one year, respectively.
The JIB and the Corruption Prevention and Investigation Office (CPIO) were both reinvigorated recently under Chief Justice Peralta’s Ten-Point Program, particularly focusing on the core area of integrity. The Chief Justice vowed to continue the weeding out of misfits and purging the Judiciary. (Caption by Darylle Evie Mae C. Catabay-Sibal; Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)